Sunday, March 6, 2016

Time to Catch Up on the Podcast!


Two new episodes of the Missing Maura Murray podcast came out this week.

You can watch them on YouTube or follow this link to download on iTunes.

Also, I will be a part of the live interview show happening tomorrow (Monday) night at about 8:30 EST.  Follow Lance & Tim's Twitter feed for details on how to join the conversation tomorrow!


27 comments:

  1. The podcast was compelling at first, but recent episodes are just a rehash of things that have already been discussed to death. Also, I am not a fan of the John Smith Show.

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  2. Hi James,

    I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the Fred Murray interview on Montel back in 2004 not too long after Maura disappeared. I’ve watched it several times recently and noticed something I think most, if not all people missed in the interview.
    What I’m talking about was Fred’s body language. Sometimes our body language can speak louder than our words. When someone is lying or being deceitful, they tend to do certain movements or facial tics. If you look at the interview, Fred clearly has several tics. The first you can notice is that his legs seem restless. You can also see his hands are also restless, but the most glaring tics are clearly coming from both his eyes and most importantly his lips.
    He blinks excessively and licks his lips excessively. The licking of the lips tells me one thing, his mouth was extremely dry. When we lie, brain cells in the prefrontal cortex – the planning, ‘executive’ of the brain – work harder than when we tell the truth. That’s what causes these side effects like dry mouth, blinking and overall shakiness of the arms, legs etc. Have a look at the interview and let me know what you think…. Seems obvious to me that Fred is lying about his accounts of what happened before and after Maura’s disappearance. Also, look at the long pause before he answers the question regarding his relationship with Maura. A lot of times, liars will take pauses to make sure they don’t slip and tell the truth…. Here’s the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2w1iwagrP0

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    1. I agree with you. I have commented here about it in the past. Micro expressions are everything.

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    2. Or here is a crazy idea... he is stressed out about his daughter being missing and just doesn't know how to answer the questions because he has so much going on in his brain. This blame Fred thing is really old. Seriously, move on.

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    3. This strikes me as a deeply unfair presumption to make. Is it not possible that the man was nervous to be on national television? If you were to go on television to have to answer questions about an incredibly tragic and recent event in your family life, would you be a cool cucumber? People have all different sorts of temperaments and constitutions, some are introverts, some extroverts. Everyone deals with crisis in different ways. To sit from the comfort of your computer chair and pass judgment on this man based on pauses or microfrowns or whatever flimsy science you've googled is extraordinarily unfair. This is a real person facing a real tragedy, not some fictional mystery on which to speculate for entertainment. Consider having some empathy before wildly speculating about such a serious subject.

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    4. His body language is also consistent with general nervousness or anxiety, such as you'd expect to have if you were on national television talking about the most traumatic incident of your life in front of millions of strangers.

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  3. I don't understand why an officer driving and drinking would matter in her disappearance. How would cops have botched the case if it wasn't a man in blue who is guilty?

    Cops in CO botched Jonbenets case because of how they approached the crime scene and dealt wth the family.

    Did cops miss a mysterious person abducting her.?

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  4. Ok so because of the pretty significant police questioning, I am now back to the opinion that the former NH cop was right, that Maura was murdered and is under someone's house (or wherever.)

    Doesn't really explain why there would be threats to podcasters and unofficial investigators. Unless the threats ARE protecting a shady police force that regularly break laws and drives drunk, therefore cannot report on things in professional manners.

    But I can't see a cop, no matter how fucked up his/her past is, lie about whathappened to a victim?

    Cops would absolutely have something to hide if their unprofessionalism caused a delay in helping a victim.

    THAT said, The window to "grab" her was tiny.

    eeesh. So glad my career is light and fluffy compared to this lol

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  5. I have to hand to you guys. You have done great work. By the way, the young women who disappeared in the area years ago and were found in bodies of water sounds so similar to David Paulides' Missing411. There are many young men missing and are found in rivers, lakes, ponds,etc. at a later date. The scent hounds follow their scent for a few yards and then it completely disappears. Very perplexing, indeed. I wonder if the VT/MA/NH missing are related in some way! In Manchester, England, there have been at least 65 young men missing and found in the canals around the city. No one knows how they turned up in these bodies of water. Who/What is committing these crimes and escaping detection 100% of the time?

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  6. I ditched the podcast after the guy who got into some new age stuff. It's just too predictable and to be honest, not that good.

    I preordered your book, James! I can't wait to get it and take it to Florida with me to read on the beach.

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  7. JR, I understand the next podcast will be a live debate between yourself, John Smith and Clint Harting. Keep it clean, K?

    David Paulides: Yeah, I made a passing reference to "Missing 411" here months ago, partly in jest, but it does make one wonder. All these men falling in the drink, drunk? Nope. Many of the people were not in the water as long as they had been missing and many of their cell phones were found destroyed. Coincidence, or a small network of thrill killers? Remember, it's happening all over the world in some fashion. If one of you mentions aliens, JUST ONCE, I'll have lost all faith here.

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  8. So it was said in the interview that the police showed up around 7 to 9 minutes after Butch had called. That's pretty quick so I'm thinking that someone else had called before him or they just happened to be in the area?

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    1. The westmans called before Butch did.

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  9. My main takeaway from the latest podcasts is that the reported interaction between Butch and Maura came across as more confrontational than I had pictured it previously based on what I read and heard on previous posts and episodes. At first it seemed like he was just insisting on helping her. Now it feels more like he had a really good reason to call the accident in despite her protests. I don't think he did anything to her at all, but it does seem like something about the situation alarmed or irritated him--maybe he knew she had been drinking or was sick of people not paying attention to the roads around there. I think there's a lot to be said about intuition and perhaps he just felt like there was more to the story and that's why he kept pushing.

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    1. Butch knew that Maura was lying about her calling AAA because there is no cell service in the area, He called 911 regardless because he knew she needed help in spite of her plea not to call.

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    2. I get that part (that was my post above). What I am saying is that you could essentially gather that she was not being truthful and have a couple different reactions. You could feel bad for her, maybe she's in some trouble and you're concerned so you call anyway. Second, you could be irritated or angry because you know she's lying and so you call anyway because she needs to answer to the police. Or, you just have a gut feeling that something is amiss, you aren't sure what and you had better call just to be safe. My point is that originally I thought it was pure concern, i.e. "This poor girl is out here alone and maybe in trouble" whereas now it feels more like the exchange was "too bad, I am calling this in whether you like it or not."

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  10. One of the vehicles that passed by Mauras accident was Susan Champy. She said she passed by the scene around 7:50 pm. She was suppose to get off work at 7 pm but her relief was late and she couldn't leave work without relief, so she ended up having to stay until 7:20 pm.
    Susan worked at the Loon Mountain Club.
    In the Soco article, Susan Champys says
    " around the time of Maura's disappearence, the A frame house was being rented by a local man and his girlfriend." She also said "the man had a violent temper and was a sex addict." Another quote from Susan " its rumored there was bones and dead dogs at the house" "The guy and a friend snow plowed in the area at the time." According to Champy,
    " the man mailed the knife to the Haverhill Police Dept but nothing was done about it." "Its been kicked to the curb" Champy said.
    Didn't Fred mail the knife to the police station and not the brother? Wasn't it said the brother gave Fred the knife, and Fred went and tried to give it to a police dept but they wouldn't take it, so he mailed it?
    Also Champy said, "there was a rumor going around shortly after Maura's disappearence that she had a secret boyfriend, who worked at the Loon Mountain Club." This is the same place she worked at. Who was suppose to relieve her from her duties on Feb. 9, 04 and why were they late?
    If Susan was just a witness who passed by Maura's accident scene on 2-9-04,then Why is she making all of these statements in the Soco article?

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    1. Ive been beginning to think this is a well-scripted play but NOW the actors have understudies... wayyyy toooooo many inconsistencies to even count. either they dont want to find M or they dont - pick one. be truthful about everything or end it.

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  11. FRED MURRAY: But who watches the watchmen, John Smith?

    *slides on sunglasses*

    YEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

    I've paraphrased the exchange, of course, but this is the kind of stilted, overly dramatic thing someone who is not terribly bright (or, perhaps, not terribly forthcoming with what they really know) says when they want to leave their audience with a sense of the PROFOUND. The fact that John Smith willingly repeats this ridiculous exchange for others to hear is a major blow to his credibility.

    John Smith strikes me as the sort who just LOVES to hold court. If the Maura Murray case hadn't come along, he'd have found another to attach himself to. He's just that guy.

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    1. He also consistently pronounces Juvenal (the auteur of this quote) as "juvenile" which annoys me to no end.

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  12. John Smith and Fred Murray are apparently close friends. So I think it's interesting that Smith agrees with James that what happened at UMass the days leading to the accident are extremely relevant into trying to find Maura. That's the complete opposite reaction Fred Murray has had since day one. It's why he refused to talk to police for years.

    Anyone in the world would raise an eyebrow over Fred Murray's logic that nothing that happened the days leading up to 2/9/04 matter in this case. Of course they matter. There is no logic to his mind set and it is NOT normal behavior for a parent of a missing person to think that way. THAT is why people have suspected the Murray family might know a little more than they say. It all boils down to this: If you do something insanely weird, people are going to have a reaction. Simple as that.

    I feel like Smith is contradicting himself and should tell Fred, yes, those days matter. Unless he was just humoring James to try and shut him up.

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    1. I agree.. Fred saying that whatever happened to Maura before 2-9-04, doesn't matter isnt logical. If a person is missing, everything that was going on in there lives Matters. The events leading up to someone disappearing could hold the key to what happened to them.

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    2. Of course the days before her disappearance matter. She wasn't in Haverhill for a casual drive; she was clearly getting outta dodge for some reason, whether for a week or for good. People don't just pick up and take off for nothing, especially when they have to lie their way out of school and work commitments in order to do it.

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    3. I feel like Fred is totally sweeping under the rug the fact that she had just crashed his car and clearly had a drinking problem. Multiple car accidents within the span of a few days is not normal behavior. It's obviously relevant.

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  13. I think the murder is the man who is talking at this video.

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